You know, involving Madurai, the Temple City of Tamilnadu, India there is a great Tamil Epic – Silapathikaram – praised by both Scholars for its excellence and. Silapathikaram is one of the five great epics written in Tamil language. This Master-piece was written by “Elangovadigal”. The story of Kannagi plays an. I always thought #DeepPurple’s ‘BURN’ was a song about the Legend of # Kannagi from the #Tamil classic #Silapathikaram. A woman who ends up burning up.

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Ilango Adigal, the author of Silappatikaramprobably lived in this period and was one of the vast number of Jain and Buddhist authors in Tamil poetry. I am the thief and he is not the thief”. History of Tamil Literature. The postscript invites readers to review silapathiakram work. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts. University of CalcuttaCalcutta review, VolumeLondon: When Pandiyan king came to know that he had punished an innocent, he died in his throne slapathikaram saying “Oh!

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Kovalan left Kannagi and settled at Madhavi’s house. The queen also died at that spot. Hiding in that short name is a giant and diverse country. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Silapathikarak Policy. Annamalai University, Mukherjee, Sujit It introduces the intermingling of poetry with prose, a form not seen in previous Tamil works.

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Silappatikaram has many references to historical events and personalities, although it has not been accepted as a reliable source of history by silapathiikaram historians because of the inclusion of many exaggerated events and achievements to the ancient Tamil kings. After taking charge in the city, he took note of the 1.


The epic also vividly describes the Tamil society of the period, its cities, the people’s religious and folk traditions and their gods. Once the planting was done, Manivannan named it ‘Silambam Park’, silaoathikaram Kannagi’s famous anklet. Silappatikaram also occupies much of the screen time in the 15th and 16th episodes of the television series Bharat Ek Khoj.

In Madurai, top cop plants 24 varieties of trees mentioned in epic ‘Silapathikaram’. Sandhya Publications Language: Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download silapatikaram free Kindle App.


Apart from the story, it has great cultural value for its wealth of information on music and dance, both classical and folk. The city was quick to inspire him and soon enough, Manivannan decided to plant 24 of silapatjikaram flora species growing near the Vaigai river, as mentioned in the epic written by Adigal in the 2nd and 3rd century AD.

But Madhavi’s mother started to get money from Kannagi in the name of Kovalan’s request, without knowledge of both Kovalan and Madhavi. No part of this website may be silapathiiaram without written permission.

Write a product review. Kannagi burnt Madurai into ashes in consequence to the injustice silapathikaeam to her husband Kovalan. The Tale of an Anklet. From comparative studies between Silappatikaram and certain Buddhist and Jain works such as Nyayaprakasathe date of Silappatikaram has been determined to be around the fifth and the sixth centuries CE.

Parthasarathy states “The Cilappatikaram is to Tamil what the Iliad and Odyssey are to Greek—its importance would be difficult to overstate Tamil history from Sangam sipapathikaram. We shall compose a poem, with songs, To explain silapathjkaram truths: Earlier silapatnikaram campus had a large, dry pond. Studies in the History of the Sangam Age. Kannagi becomes furious on hearing the news and rushes to the Royal Court of the King. Pandiyan Nedunchezhian regrets his injustice and dies on the throne, followed by the Queen.


These new kings and others encouraged the religions of Buddhism and Jainism. The Tale Of An Anklet. Pegan was the ruler of the Palani hills also called as Tiru Avinan kudi.

Actually, the court Jeweller had robbed the queen’s anklets. The most important aspect of the story is that even two thousand years ago the Tamils gave Justice to all, even the mighty King was not above law.

The novel having adapted the original plot and characters, it revolves around the ancient South Indian traditions, also trying to fill the gaps in the history using multiple narratives. Kovalan went to market to sell one of Kannagi’s anklets. Kannagi was born in a very rich trader family under Nagarathar Community.

It features an unusual praise of the Sun, the Moon, the river Kaveri and silaparhikaram city of Poompuhar at its beginning, the contemporary tradition being to praise a deity.

Some might also feel that she might have invoked the curse of “Goddess Eilapathikaram to destroy the palace. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Visit our Help Pages. Kovalan was also said to have had a daughter with Madhavi by the name of Manimegalai the lead character of another Tamil epic.

Kannagi went on to prove the innocence of her husband by storming into the court and breaking her other anklet to spill its rubies. He immediately leaves Madhavi to rejoin Kannagi.

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